About IAFC

Research & Data

As a service to parents, advocates, child care professionals and fellow researchers, we provide access to facts and information, along with various data and publications produced by our Research Department, to further the public understanding of child care and early education.

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Find child care and population data for Cook County and Illinois.

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Research Reports

Read and download reports, briefs, and publications produced by Illinois Action for Children.

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Data Requests

Find out about the types of Cook County data Illinois Action for Children can provide and how to submit data requests.

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Contact Research Department

To reach the Research Department, please use the contacts below:

David Alexander, Ph.D.
Director of Research

Marcia Stoll
Senior Research Associate

Alejandra Flores
Research & Evaluation Analyst

Viridiana Luna 
Research & Evaluation Analyst

Illinois Action for Children
Research Department
4753 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640

Data and Privacy

We release data only in a form that respects the privacy of child care providers and families. Illinois Action for Children reserves the right to deny any requests. Our databases are confidential and individual names or addresses will not be released.